Criminal Justice – Shorter University

Serving Our Communities.

Shorter’s Criminal Justice faculty consists of Scholar-Practitioners who teach from both an academic perspective and personal experience. The Criminal Justice degree is available in both traditional and online formats to better serve the needs of our students.

Majors

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Criminal Justice

Prepare for a Job in:

  • Policing on multiple levels
  • Courts:
    Pre-sentence Investigators
    Victim Advocates
    Probation and Parole Officers
    Court Bailiffs
    Attorneys
    Positions with agencies affiliated with the court system
  • Corrections:
    Corrections Officers
    Case Managers
    Pre-release Officers
    Recreation Directors
    Diagnostic Counselors

Contact Us

Email:
jlinebach@shorter.edu

Phone:
706-233-7294

Location:
Alumni Hall

More Information

MISSION STATEMENT

To educate students at the undergraduate level in the programs of Criminal Justice, History, Human Services (modified 8-28-19 to accommodate organization change), Political Science, Psychology, Pre-Law, and International Studies to prepare them for various careers and life in the 21st century. Our common focus is the study of people in terms of their individual or group lives, their history and culture, and the social structures in which they live. The department adheres to the researcher-practitioner model, providing an understanding of the theories, research, and skills required for life after college as “world citizens” possessing a knowledge base that will enable them to think critically, communicate effectively, understand the histories and cultures of various regions of the world, and become responsible citizens. 

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Jared Linebach
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Gary Killam
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice